Jes Gordon

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Jes Gordon
Born (1969-11-07) November 7, 1969 (age 47)
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
Occupation Designer, Event Producer, Television Host, Author: Party Like A Rock Star
Years active



Jes Gordon (born November 7, 1969) is an award-winning event producer & designer, author, and most recently, star of Rocco's Dinner Party on Bravo (US TV network). She is the former host of Fine Living Network's "The Perfect Party", and the resident Event Planning expert on Style Network and[1][2][3] She is the CEO and Creative Director for her design firm jesGordon/properFUN, and the author of Party Like a Rock Star: A Celebrity Planner's Tips and Tricks for Throwing an Unforgettable Bash.[4]


Jes Gordon was born on November 7, 1969 in Poughkeepsie, New York. At the age of 13, Jes got an after school job as a florist's assistant. She's also worked as a set designer for films such as Interview with the Vampire and Dead Man Walking, before becoming the youngest Design Director at New York's famed Tavern on the Green. Her work there led to private commissions for a slew of celebrities, and at the age of 20, Jes left to start her own firm.[3]

Based in New York, jesGORDON/properFUN can work all over the planet and has created events form NY to Dubai. The firm consists of two divisions: Event Management and Design. Jes has since become one of the world's leading event producers and designers.[5]

In Summer 2009, Jes designed the centerpieces seen on NBC's "TODAY Throws a Wedding," [6] and appeared on E! News and Brides (magazine)'s twelve-part series, "Countdown to the Altar" as the expert wedding planner helping a real couple on a real budget through 12 weeks of wedding preparations. "CUBICLE CHAT: BRIDES is on E! Tonight". Brides Magazine. June 23, 2009. 


Gordon and her team have been recognized with numerous industry honors, one of the first being named as one of BiZBash’s 10 Event Designers to Watch in 2005.[5]

Other awards include a 2006 BizBash EventStyle Award and most recently, two 2009 Big Apple Awards, presented by the International Special Events Society.[7][8]

For her leadership, exemplary achievements, and tenure in the special events industry, the International Special Events NY Metro has inducted Gordon into the Hall of Legends.



  1. ^ a b "The Perfect Party". IMDB. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Episode 201 - The Singles Party". Fine Living Network. April 1, 2004. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cast Bios". Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Party Like a Rock Star". Globe Pequot. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "L.A. to Have Proper Fun". BizBash. May 17, 2006. 
  6. ^ "THE PLAZA GRAND BALLROOM HOSTS NBC’s "TODAY THROWS A WEDDING"". Great Performances. July 15, 2009. 
  7. ^ "BiZBash's 2006 Event Style Award Winners, Part 5". BiZBash. May 5, 2006. 
  8. ^ "ISES Celebrates Lifetime Achievements, 26 Awards Categories, and New Board Members at 2009 Big Apple Awards". BiZBash. July 1, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Watch Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? Bridal Battles and Missing Marine". TVGuide. January 2, 2009. 
  10. ^ "CUBICLE CHAT: BRIDES is on E! Tonight". Brides Magazine. June 23, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Jes Gordon, New DIY Ideas, and a Kid Attendant Fashion Show!". The Knot. September 30, 2009. 

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